Pictures taken by a Los Angeles commercial photographer, projects made by the Vogue magazine and videos starring hot models, are all amazing, but they all have something missing. That something can be only found in books. That’s the part you create on your own, which is up to your imagination and depends on how your mind works.
A fashion book is like a magazine, that’s rich in words and gives you the opportunity to discover something within your head. Here are some amazing fashion books, you should read.
1. Decades of Fashion: from 1900 to now. The book has it short, to the point, with illustrations and precise explanations. Here you have the last 11 decades of fashion, beautifully and shortly exposed. It is the kind of one stop/crash course of the history of fashion in a simple format: a few hours discovering important designers of each period, going through hundreds of photos perfectly chosen, with texts that are punctual and smart.
2. Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs, the book that is famous for its artistic features. It tells us the story of how Luis Vuitton was basically born again, when Marc Jacobs took it over. You have to read it slowly and admire every single picture, of the LV masterpieces.
3. 100 unforgettable dresses. You’ll find here the Mondrian dress by Yves Saint Laurent, the first black dress by Coco Chanel, and the Diane von Furstenberg one... Also, you’ll see the black Versace of Liz Hurley, the famous red one in Pretty Woman, the pleated from Seven Year Itch, the transparent green and ultra-low-cut JLo's dress and many others.
4. The world according to Karl. That’s the kind of book that divides the world into two camps. There are those for whom Karl Lagerfeld is funny, smart, snobbish, self-absorbed, arrogant, too sarcastic to be nice. And there is the camp that respects Karl Lagerfeld for the unusually prolific talent, endurance, creativity, culture and especially uniqueness. The World According to Karl will make you laugh out loud or will make you think deeply about the man who doesn’t care what the world thinks. You’ll get to see the world through the eyes of Kaiser Karl. What else do you need?